K-State returns home to face Tennessee Tech
K-State returns home to face Tennessee Tech
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006
Bramlage Coliseum (13,340) in
Tipoff: 8:05 p.m. Central
Series: K-State leads 1-0
(W, 89-61 in
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Radio: K-State Sports Network (31 affiliates across
Tickets: Limited number available at (800) 221.CATS (2287)
The contest will be broadcast on the 31-station K-State Sports Network with
K-State has won 20 of its last 24 games against non-conference opponents, including a remarkable 18-1 (.947) mark at home. In fact, the Wildcats have won 11 consecutive games against non-conference foes at Bramlage Coliseum dating back to 2004-05. Ironically, the team avenged their last non-conference home loss on Wednesday with a 55-41 victory over Rutgers in
K-State and Tennessee Tech will be meeting for just the second time in their respective histories and for the first time at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats posted a 89-61 win over the Eagles at the Far West Classic in
Junior David Hoskins and senior Lance Harris led the way individually for K-State. Hoskins paced the squad with 14 points, while Harris tallied his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Junior Blake Young had a team-best six assists and three steals to go with five rebounds and two points. Senior Akeem Wright was second on the team in rebounds with eight, while totaling four points, three assists and a block.
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Harris Has Stepped Up His Game
Bob Huggins has always been a coach that has gotten the most out of his talent and senior guard Lance Harris has been a prime example of that influence. The Wildcats’ most consistent performer in the early-going, the
Through two games,
At no surprise, freshman center Jason Bennett, the tallest player in school history at 7-foot-3, is the team-leader in blocked shots so far this season with a 3.5 per game average. He ranks second in the Big 12 behind fellow rookie
Non-Conference Play At Home A Success
K-State has won 20 of its last 24 games against non-conference opponents, including a remarkable 18-1 (.947) mark at home. The one setback at home came in a 76-66 loss to Rutgers at Bramlage Coliseum on Dec. 28, 2004, which the Wildcats’ avenged on Nov. 15 in a 55-41 victory in
Recapping the William & Mary Game
*The game marked the first victory for Bob Huggins as the
*Head coach Bob Huggins moved to 21-1 all-time in season openers since going to
*The paid attendance was 13,340... The actual attendance in Bramlage Coliseum was 11,340, making it the second-largest season-opening crowd in 20 years and the second-largest since Bramlage was opened in 1988...
*Lance Harris paced four players in double figures with 22 points... It marked the 31st time in his career he reached double figures and fourth time to break the 20-point barrier... David Hoskins’ 15 points marked his 21st double-figure scoring effort in 29 career games... Blake Young turned in 11 points to post double figures in his first career game... Akeem Wright posted 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for his first career double-double.
*Freshmen Jason Bennett, Luis Colon and Chris Merriewether made their collegiate debuts, while junior Blake Young made his first Division I appearance after transferring from Daytona Beach Community College...
Season Tickets Sold Out
For the first time in the 19-year history of Bramlage Coliseum all available season-ticket packages have been sold. The last time K-State could boast a sellout of its season tickets was 1982-83 when the Wildcats played in Ahearn Field House.
“There was no question when we hired Bob Huggins that interest in K-State basketball would be rekindled,” said Director of Athletics
Public and student season ticket allocations have accounted for approximately 13,000 of the 13,340 capacity of Bramlage Coliseum. K-State will make available 300 tickets on an individual-game basis, which were already sold out for the Washburn exhibition game and the regular-season opener against William & Mary. Tickets remain for K-State’s other non-conference games. The individual-game allotment for Big 12 Conference games will go on sale Nov. 14 to Ahearn Scholarship Fund donors and season-ticket holders with a priority deadline of Dec. 7.
’Cats Chosen Fifth in Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll
For the seventh time in Big 12 history,
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Tennessee Tech opened the 2006-07 season with a resounding 110-69 win over
The Golden Eagles return two starters and 10 lettermen from the 2005-06 season, which produced a 19-12 overall record and 13-7 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. Fisher is the team’s top returning scorer at 12.9 points per game, including a 13.6 points per average in Ohio Valley Conference play. Senior reserve Belton Rivers averaged 12.0 points per game, while McKenzie averaged 8.9 points and a team-high 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
Tennessee Tech is coached by fifth-year head coach Mike Sutton, a former assistant to Tubby Smith at
A former rival coach in the Ohio Valley Conference, head coach Bob Huggins has a 6-2 all-time mark against Tennessee Tech in his coaching career. Seven of his eight contests against the Golden Eagles came during his five-year stint at